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Thursday December 9th, 2021

Gotabaya has “moral and legal right” to hold Defence portfolio - GL

Minister of Education Prof G.L. Peiris says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has a moral and legal right to hold the Defence...

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Dispute over National Seat between Monks headed to Court - Deshapriya

The dispute as to who should be nominated to the single National List seat won by the Buddhist Monks-led Our People’s ...

9 min read

Gotabaya says “turn Samurdhi recipients into micro-entrepreneurs”

President Gotabhaya Rajapakse has said that poverty and social inequality can be lessened by launching new avenues of re...

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Sri Lanka's women are deprived of positions in political power yet again

The task of untangling the island from its woes has now been handed over to a male-led Parliament to uphold the true val...

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SJB to launch a protest campaign against the government

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya held its first-anniversary rally in Colombo yesterday pledging to launch coun...

Easter Attacks: Protests demanding justice to continue as Catholic Bishops are unhappy with PCoI rep...

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Bishops are united in expressing their dissatisfaction over the investigations into the Eas...

Sri Lanka Cardinal says foreign conspiracy behind Easter attacks

ECONOMYNEXT – The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church Sunday lambasted the government and its foreign allie...

Our Political Correspondent

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President to be "invited" to testify before Easter attack probe

The Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter attacks has not yet taken a “firm decision whether to ask the Pr...

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Sri Lanka magistrate in hot water over sterilisation probe

Investigation into the alleged sterilisation of Buddhist mothers by a Muslim doctor in Kurunegala has taken a new turn w...

Our Police Correspondent

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Complaint lodged against VIP security personnel who assaulted van driver - Ashu Marasinghe

UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe has lodged a complaint with Acting IGP (Inspector General of Police) against the VIP Security per...

2 min read

Sri Lanka arrests top police watchdog official

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Sri Lankan detectives Thursday arrested the chief executive at the police watchdog over his a...

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EU renews calls for abolishing death penalty

Heads of Missions (HoMs) of the European Union in Sri Lanka called for the abolishment of the death penalty on Thursday...

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Private member's bill to abolish Sri Lanka death penalty gazetted

The Sri Lanka Department of Government Printing has gazetted a private members' bill to abolish the death penalty.

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Sajith opposed the death penalty in the past – Bandula Lal Bandarigoda

UNP MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, who presented a Private Member’s Bill to the parliament proposing the abolition of the...

Nisali De Silva

2 min read

Victor Ivan breathes fire on corrupt, unethical media

Chastising the mainstream media for its allegedly unethical conduct, veteran journalist Victor Ivan yesterday (17 July) ...

3 min read

We are no more a country with a low income-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka is no more a country with low income but a country considered as...

2 min read

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Mangala to take Derana, Hiru and Palitha Thero to court over false allegations

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today announced that he would be taking legal action against the news desks of two ...

1 min read

Bill to abolish Death Penalty "as early as possible"- Kiriella

The government will bring a Private Members’ Bill to abolish the death penalty before Parliament “as early as possib...

Arjuna Ranawana

2 min read

Sri Lanka fashion show in social media storm over human table décor

A fashion show in Sri Lanka is facing backlash over human table décor used at a launch event in a Colombo hotel which...

2 min read

Those who insult the Maha Sangha will be rejected - Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said that those who insult the Maha Sangha will be rejected and disgusted with it.

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Ranjan continues his critique of clergy

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I am committed to a political solution to the National issue - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country is close to reaching a political solution to the National issu...

1 min read

EU aid for Sri Lankan counterterrorism initiative

ECONOMYNEXT – The European Union has offered Sri Lanka support for its counterterrorism initiative after talks by...

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First Ad Hoc dialogue on counter-terrorism with EU in Colombo

A delegation led by European Union (EU) Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove is wrapping up a round of talks...

2 min read

PM raps Ranjan's knuckles over comments about Clergy

The Prime Minister is asking Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake to explain himself over disparaging remarks the State Mini...

1 min read

Discrediting Intelligence Reports encourages terrorism-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is saying that attempting to discredit a part of the report produced by the intellig...

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